• 3rd Grade Authors & Reading Buddies

    In December, 3rd grade students began a unit focusing on the writing process. We caught up with the students as the shared their stories with with their kindergarten reading buddies before Winter Break. “This was the first piece the students were taking through the writing process,” said 3rd grade teacher…

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  • Go Green: Powhatan Ranked #1 In State

    For the second straight year, Powhatan School earned 1st place in the 2012 VAIS Green Independent Schools Challenge. Winners were announced…

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  • 5th Grade Egyptian Fair

    As a culminating project in their study of Ancient Egypt, the fifth grade transformed the Niemen Auditorium into the tomb of an ancient pharaoh. Flashlight tours made stops to investigate student created 3D maps and pyramids, a fashion show film created and acted out by fifth graders, an Egyptian banquet…

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  • 4th Grade: Physics Of Sound

      Lily, a 4th grade student at Powhatan, interviewed Mr. Barry Lee with WINC FM as part of her research about the Physics of Sound, specifically about how we humans have a “sound vocabulary” that goes beyond words. Mr. Lee uses sound effects often on his morning show. He interviewed…

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  • Virtual Book Fair

    Shop Bookworm Central’s complete inventory from the comfort of your own home, at a time convenient for you, and pick it up at Powhatan School! Twenty percent of your purchase supports collection development for the Lindsey Library at Powhatan School.

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  • Field Trip To Washington D.C.

    Powhatan 8th grade students recently attended a Field Trip to Washington D.C. for a cross-curricular experience combining world languages and art. After a visit to the National Gallery of Art, coordinated by Upper School art teacher Mr. Royston, the Spanish and French classes went their separate ways to enjoy an…

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  • Community Service

    Our theme this year is community service, and this year for Thanksgiving, the Lower School Student Council…

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  • Powhatan Student Earns Honor At Johns Hopkins Ceremony

    Julia was honored today as one of the brightest middle school students worldwide at a national medal ceremony…

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  • Students Answer this Bell

    Beloved teacher has directed play by Shakespeare for the last 30 years Winchester Star Saturday November 10, 2012 By Cynthia Burton Published with Permission The following article appeared in the Winchester Star: Bell poses with some of the cast of “The Taming of the Shrew” Friday Powhatan School, history teacher…

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  • Annual Choral Festival

    Area VAIS schools will gather to perform for this annual event. Participating schools include: Wakefield School (The Plains), Loudoun Country Day School…

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  • 2nd Grade Geology

    In conjunction with second grade’s study of geology, the students participated in a mining experience this week.  Tim’s Gems Mobile Mine came to Powhatan School from Frederick, Maryland.  Each student received a bucket of mining rough enriched with gems and fossils from all over the world.  After they poured some…

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  • Winchester Star Article: Powhatan Has Big Plans For Muck Fen

    “There are less than 10 in the entire state of Virginia,” said biologist Brian Morse with the Virginia Forestry and Wildlife…

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